Monday, March 25, 2013

New week!!!

Hello everyone!!
It is Monday, a new week has begun!
This morning I began my day by pressing HST for a quilt due to QM magazine. This quilt is due very soon!! It is for their July/August issue. I think it was a last minute acceptance for them as a filler, but dang is it a big quilt! It is a king! I designed it, so it is my fault! So...a quilting I will go all week!
So what is everyone up to these days?
What projects or project are you working on?
Do you only sew?
Do you knit?
That is all for today, I must get to work!!
Happy Monday everyone!

Monday, March 18, 2013

I'm home!!

I'm home!!
I'm so happy to be back at home! These past few weeks have been very stressful. I'm just so happy to be sleeping in MY bed beside my hubby! He is such a wonderful man!
Love ya!!
Yesterday while just walking through the house, I noticed how things had not been ....the hardwood floors were not swept, the carpet was not vacuumed, the furniture was not dusted...hmmm...I want my house clean. Originally, I thought I was going to be able to go down to my sewing room and set everything back up after being gone on my 2 trips. Well.....lets just say after my little walking the needed to be clean.
BUT, before I go there, I have to let everyone know how wonderful it was to be greeted by my family. My hubby was the only one home the first night. OH did I miss my man!! Later that night son Chris came home. He greeted me with 2 hugs!!! Now, you have to realize my boys are: Joe 21yrs, Chris 20yrs, Steve 19yrs, and John 16. As I saw each of my boys they all smiled and greeted with me with wonderful hugs!! And MOM!! I'm so glad you are home!! You can never leave us again!! LOL
Back to the house.
A couple of weeks ago, our washing machine died. So we went and bought a new one, now we had been nursing the old one for a long time, making repairs to keep it running...but sometimes you just have to break down and by a new one. So we did. While we were there, I saw a vacuum cleaner I wanted .... the store was closing so I didn't do anything about it.
Now, present day. As I'm walking the house, I mention to my husband that our OLD Kirby vacuum spits out dust from that cloth bag, and somethings just are not working is difficult to change the beater bar to the hose functions. Remember that vacuum I saw at the store? Can we go get it? I quickly checked the prices online to make certain that was the best deal. We ended up going to Bed Bath and Beyond and used the 20% coupon!! I bought the Professional Shark Vacuum!!! I vacuumed the entire downstairs when we got home!!! Oh my gosh I love it!!
I was not paid to say that! I just love the vacuum! Ahhhhh my carpets and hardwood floors are clean! 
Life is good!!
Mountain Quiltfest!
Loved the show...wanna know something that is funny and sad at the same time? I was there training with YLI Thread to vend for them. My schedule was pretty flexible and I really enjoyed talking with everyone! I traveled down with 4 other ladies, and my sister, cousin and 3 of their friends came over from SC. We had a wonderful is the sad part... I never got to view the quilts!! Can you believe it?! I did not get to see the quilts!! I had time, but I got caught up doing other things (talking).
Go figure!!
I'm hoping that the contacts I made will remember me. 
I'm hoping that I will be invited to some of the shops down in the south to host a workshop or teach longarm quilting! 
Well everyone!! Happy Sewing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Take care!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

We made it!!

Yesterday my friend Linda and I drove from our home in Michigan to Pigeon Forge, TN. The rained the entire drive....lots of rain...rain...rain....and
Today I will be helping to set up the vendor booth for YLI Thread. I'm looking forward to learning how this works. And meeting all the quilters that will be visiting Mountain Quiltfest.
Time for me to get moving..lots to do today

Happy Sewing!

Friday, March 8, 2013

I've picked a winner!!!

I had a friend randomly pick a number!! I have a winner. I did not let my friend see the entries/comments so they did not have a clue who had posted!
The winner is Sydney! Congratulations Sydney!!
I will be hosting another giveway in April!!! I will let you know the prize soon, so stay tuned!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I've been away on an unexpected trip

Hi everyone, I've been away on an unexpected trip. We had to travel to South Carolina for a funeral. My niece was killed in a car accident. We had to rush out of here (Michigan) and get down there. I will pick a winner tomorrow.
Thanks everyone for understanding!